Australia

April, 2019

Australia highlights its disappearing indigenous languages with its latest 50 cent silver coin

By |2019-04-09T07:40:40+01:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Australia, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Australia highlights its disappearing indigenous languages with its latest 50 cent silver coin The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2019 the 'International Year of Indigenous Languages'. The programme has as its aim the raising of awareness of the dangers that indigenous languages face in this rapidly changing world. Many of them are under increasing pressure with the rapid proliferation of the internet and its [...]

Exclusive first look. Perth Mints striking Dragon bullion series doubles the mythical beasts for 2019

By |2019-04-08T10:39:30+01:00April 5th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Australia, Silver, Perth Mint|

Exclusive first look. Perth Mints striking Dragon bullion series doubles the mythical beasts for 2019 Dragon & Phoenix was the first of a new Chinese-flavoured series of bullion coins that made their debut in 2017. Heavily styled around the mythology of this giant Asian nation, it was a big hit which spawned a beautiful 2018 entrant called Dragon & Tiger. Now back for its third annual release, [...]

Perth Mint’s Bird of Paradise gold and silver bullion coin returns for 2019 with a new design

By |2019-04-04T15:58:18+01:00April 4th, 2019|Categories: Bullion Round, Australia, Gold, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint's Bird of Paradise gold and silver bullion coin returns for 2019 with a new design One of our favourite limited run bullion coins of 2018, the Perth Mint's first Bird of Paradise coin joined a growing selection of nature-themed issues emanating from this Western Australian producer. We're big fans of this push to a more interesting, lower mintage increase in selection after many years of [...]

Perth Mint mounts a mini-cameo to its Queen Victoria bicentennial celebration silver coin

By |2019-04-02T01:25:42+01:00April 2nd, 2019|Categories: History, Australia, Gold, Inserts, People, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint mounts a mini-cameo to its Queen Victoria bicentennial celebration silver coin Born on 24 May 1819, Queen Victoria went on to become, until recently, the longest serving monarch in British history. Ruler of the largest empire the world has ever since, and reigning through a period of tumultuous social and technological upheaval, her name has come to describe the 19th century as the Victorian Age. [...]

March, 2019

New bullion: Iconic Australian ‘Mob of Roos’ coin back in limited Singapore privy mark silver form

By |2019-03-26T13:19:04+01:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Nature, News Nuggets, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

New bullion: Iconic Australian 'Mob of Roos' coin back in limited Singapore privy mark silver form The national personification of Singapore, the Merlion is a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish. The fish body represents Singapore’s fishing village origin, with the lion head represents Singapore’s original name—Singapura—meaning “lion city”. It isn't a particularly old symbol, having been designed in the [...]

Giant 2,300oz gold nugget found 150 years ago is featured on new Perth Mint bullion coins

By |2019-03-21T20:57:52+01:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Gold, Nature, News Nuggets, Silver, Perth Mint|

Giant 2,300 ounce gold nugget found 150 years ago is featured on new Perth Mint bullion coins Another new limited-run bullion coin from the Perth Mint and not an animal design this time. Some 150 years ago, a stunning gold nugget of around 72 kilos in weight, and containing almost 2,300 ounces of gold, was discovered in Victoria outside the town of Mollagul. The largest known alluvial gold [...]

Perth Mint launches new limited mintage Moon Landing silver and gold bullion coins

By |2019-03-14T16:07:23+01:00March 14th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, History, Australia, Gold, Science, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint launches new limited mintage Moon Landing silver and gold bullion coins A new bullion coin in 1oz silver and 1oz gold is now available in limited quantities from the Perth Mint and it's a copy of the latest Lucas Bowers designed proof coins that debuted just a couple of weeks ago. Celebrating the Apollo 11 moon landing  fifty years ago, it does, like [...]

February, 2019

Get in quick! LPM exclusive 10oz variant of Dragon & Phoenix silver coin limited to just 888

By |2019-02-24T22:32:10+01:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Australia, News Nuggets, Silver, Perth Mint|

Get in quick! LPM exclusive 10oz variant of Dragon & Phoenix silver coin limited to just 888 One of the many limited run silver bullion coins to emanate from the bowels of the Perth Mint, the 2017 Dragon & Phoenix coin was the first design in this heavily Chinese-influenced range and was hugely successful. Last year saw Dragon & Tiger  join the line-up, but the first coin to [...]

Australia takes a poignant look at nocturnal species with a nickel and gold plated coin series

By |2019-02-13T23:55:58+01:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: Australia, Gilded, Nature, Royal Canadian Mint|

Australia takes a poignant look at vanished species with a nickel and gold plated coin series Australia's quirky wildlife is no stranger to modern coins. On the contrary, the Perth Mint has done its best to make sure we know all about it, but the Royal Australian Mint (RAM) has always been a close second. The latter is now adding to its catalogue with a trio of [...]

Royal Australian Mint’s domed astronomy series comes to a close by peering into the sun

By |2019-02-06T15:10:38+01:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Australia, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Royal Australian Mint's domed astronomy series comes to a close by peering into the sun The last in the Royal Australian Mints latest domed astronomy coin series is now with us. Titled The Earth & Beyond it's a three coin series showing of the Earth, the Moon, and now, the Sun. Collectors of the hit Southern Sky series and its follow ons will no doubt love this [...]

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